Investment & Operating Team

Lumia's investment and operating teams work closely with Lumia Global Success, including the Global Success Council to bring our companies the capital, expertise and relationships critical to building global category leaders. We're looking forward to meeting you.

Global Success Council

Lumia's Global Success Council, A core element of our Lumia Global Success platform, brings together some of the foremost internationalization trailblazers, wireless decision makers, and influential local leaders --- Powerful, personal and real time knowledge and expertise across our global scope, critical to helping our companies achieve ideal outcomes.

Mark Bagley

Trend spotter in mobile and SaaS while handling global innovation for British Telecommunication

Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure International Sales and Growth

Teresa Barger

Managed largest portfolio of EM investment funds at IFC. CEO/Co-Founder of Cartica managing $2B of EM assets

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Regulations and Public Policy

Ashley Behncke

Leads Global Expansion at Apple and led Global Market Entry at Levi Strauss & Co

Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Financial Infrastructure International Sales and Growth

Steve Biondi

Led Oracle’s global ISV and OEM business and leads global channels at Avaya, a Fortune 1000 company

Market Selection and Entry Structure Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence International Sales and Growth

Ninan Chacko

CEO of a $20 billion powerhouse in the travel industry, Travel Leaders Group

Product Readiness Market Selection and Entry Structure International Sales and Growth

Mark Charkin

International Expansion at Snap, previously EVP Global BD, King Digital (ATVI)

Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure International Sales and Growth

Patricia Cobian

CFO of O2 (Telefonica UK) and drove strategy as Director of Strategy and Transformation at O2

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Regulations and Public Policy International Sales and Growth

Jose Fernandez Da Ponte

Leading global business development at BBVA and led PayPal's emerging markets strategy

Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Financial Infrastructure International Sales and Growth

Pascal De Mul

Built Spotify’s hardware partnership program and led its international business development team

Market Selection and Entry Structure Product Readiness Local Regulations and Public Policy Recruiting & Performance Management Income Repatriation International Sales and Growth

Zach Finkelstein

Head of Corporate Development at Careem, previously Principal at Lumia Capital

Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Financial Infrastructure

Maelle Gavet

Currently COO at Compass, previously EVP Global Operations at the Priceline Group

Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Recruiting & Performance Management International Sales and Growth

Anya Goldin

Fmr. managing partner of Latham’s Moscow office where she led 11 IPOs of Russian issuers and has served on 13 boards

Corporate Operations and Excellence Local Regulations and Public Policy

George Green

As President of Hearst Corporation expanded to titles in 55 countries in 34 languages

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure International Sales and Growth

Paul Holmstrom

Head of Group Strategy at Tele2, one of Europe’s fastest growing telecom operators

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Regulations and Public Policy International Sales and Growth

Enrique Kaufer

International retail expert. VP of Intl. Stores at GNC. Previously, intl. development at Jamba Juice

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Regulations and Public Policy International Sales and Growth

Steven Koltai

Led Entrepreneurial Initiatives at US Dept. of State, Founder, SES-Astra, an $85B global satellite firm

Corporate Operations and Excellence Local Regulations and Public Policy International Sales and Growth

Lee Linden

Led Facebook’s emerging initiatives in commerce, previously founder of Karma and Tabjoy.

Product Readiness Local Financial Infrastructure Recruiting & Performance Management

Patrick Morselli

Led Uber’s launches in Europe and LatAm. Scaled 10x in 2 years as Head of Global Expansion at WeWork

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Recruiting & Performance Management International Sales and Growth

Anya Oleinikova

Senior Director, Talent at Hired. Formerly, led Strategy and intl. Expansion at Eventbrite. Drove search and display internationalization at Google

Corporate Operations and Excellence International Sales and Growth Local Financial Infrastructure Local Regulations and Public Policy Market Selection and Entry Structure Product Readiness Recruiting & Performance Management

Alexandros Paterakis

CIO at Mobily ($15B market cap operator), previously CIO at Vodafone Greece ($76.8 billion market cap as of 10.12.16)

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure International Sales and Growth

Anju Patwardhan

Served as Global Chief Innovation Officer and a Global Chief Operating Officer at Standard Chartered Bank, with global workforce of 84,000

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Regulations and Public Policy International Sales and Growth

Jamie Perlman

Head of Global Business Development & International Expansion at Box, responsible for generating more 20% of Box's new ARR

Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure International Sales and Growth

Sven Schildknecht

Emerging markets expansion expert. Currently Head of Program Management at Tipico. Previously, VP at Deutsche Telekom AG’s Group Business Development and Corporate Venturing Program.

Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure International Sales and Growth

Allen Shim

Driving global growth at Slack as SVP of Finance and Operations

Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Regulations and Public Policy International Sales and Growth

Patrick Sigrist

Founder of iFood, Latin America’s leading online food ordering platform and a subsidiary of Movile

Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Financial Infrastructure International Sales and Growth

Manjit Singh

Experienced technology executive. CIO at Clorox. Previously, Head of Industry Solutions at Box

Product Readiness Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Regulations and Public Policy

Sonny Singh

Business Development expert. Currently Chief Commercial Officer at Bitpay. Previously, VP of Business Development at Jumio.

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure International Sales and Growth

Neeraj Singhal

Developed Uber’s international playbook by expanding into 30+ markets in 2 years, including India, Middle East and Africa

Corporate Operations and Excellence Market Selection and Entry Structure Local Regulations and Public Policy International Sales and Growth

Chris Weasler

Director, Global Connectivity at Facebook. Head of Internet.org, which aims to bring the Internet to underserved markets

Product Readiness Market Selection and Entry Structure

Peter Yared

Founder & CTO at Sapho. Previously, CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive

Corporate Operations and Excellence International Sales and Growth Product Readiness Recruiting & Performance Management